Russia to Produce Five-Ton Heavy Combat Drone, Says Contractor

Russian drone manufacturer Kronstadt Group said that it will produce a heavy combat unmanned aircraft within the next five years, according to the company’s director, who announced the planned giant at an arms expo outside Moscow on Tuesday.

“The program in question is planned for three years,” Kronstadt boss, Armen Isakian, told Russian news agency Interfax at the Armiya-2017 expo. “Its aim is to create a exhibition concept. As a whole, the arrival of a heavy drone could take up to four to five years.”

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He did not give other information about the drone’s capabilities other than the fact it will have both a transport and combat application and boast a takeoff weight of around five tonnes.

Kronstadt are in the process of developing

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